Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Doodlebug 4th of July Doily Bunting Garland & Layout Ideas

Hi there!  It's my turn over on the Doodlebug blog today and I am super excited to share with you my take on their adorable new mini doilies!

Up first I have a 4th of July garland inspired by patriotic buntings.  To create my banner I layered 1-1/2 inch circles punched from the American Pride patterned paper with a lily white mini doily and a full sized ladybug red doily.  Then to construct my banner I glued the three pieces together and folded them over a piece of twine and stitched in place along the top.  I then clipped twine bows in place between each bunting using alternating colors of red, white and blue clothespins.

To give my little doily buntings extra stability and make them less see-through I cut semi-circles from white cardstock on my Silhouette which I adhered to the back of each red doily. If you would like to make a 4th of July banner of your own I am sharing a free download for you HERE.

I was having so much fun with these sweet little doilies with so many ideas swirling in my head that it was hard to stop with just one project.  For my next project I thought it would be fun to create my own custom "patterned paper" using the mini doilies.

To achieve a smooth seamless look I turned to my favorite 3M Spray Mount.  Like vellum, these doilies can be a bit transparent and delicate when fully separated from one another so I found this to be the perfect invisible adhesive.

I finished my layout with a variety of stickers from several different collections, completely letting the colors in my photos dictate my choices.  Two of my papers and the layered die-cut flower came from the recent Hello Sunshine collection, but I also managed to sneak in a border sticker from a past Halloween collection.  ;)

I hope I've inspired you to take a closer look at these fun new mini doilies!  I am in awe of all the cool ways they can be used.

Make sure to link up your doily projects over at Doodlebug's blog at this LINK.  They are giving away 2 yummy boxes chocked full of doilies--You have until May 28th to submit your ideas.  :)

Supplies Used (available at Simon Says Stamp)

Supplies Used (available at


  1. WOW Mendi!!!! I'm in awe of your Patriotic banner!!! I would never think to use doilies for a banner but wow, love your idea!! And I really love the file you shared, thank you! Now for your patterned paper with the doilies, just gorgeous! You always do the best work!!! Love your work, such a huge fan!!!

  2. Love this - all of it, so much!! So impressed with how your Patriotic banner turned out - so loving that!!! I think I will be making something like that for my living room!! And your scrapbook layout is so darling and so YOU and looks so good!! You use Doodlebug projects like such a pro and I am so glad you are on their team because you rock at what you do!!!


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